• 73+ Countries around the globe with AFAA instructors and trainers

  • 35+ Years of fitness training experience

  • 350,000+ Fitness instructors and trainers prepared

  • 0% Interest-Free Payment Plans


you have options!

Maintaining your AFAA® certification demonstrates a commitment to excellence

and must be renewed every two years. You may also choose to Recertify for Life.

choose your path:

recertify for two years

  • Maintain your professional standing in the fitness world
  • Stay connected with a world leader in group and personal fitness education and certification
  • Out-of-Pocket fee is only $99 every two years


Courses not pre-approved for AFAA CEUs must be petitioned.


recertify for life

  • Maintain your professional standing in the fitness world
  • Stay connected with a world leader in group and personal fitness education and certification
  • Waived recertification application fee
  • 30% discount on AFAA Specializations
  • 30% discount on AFAA Live Workshops*
  • Exclusive pre-sale offers on new AFAA products
  • Free shipping on orders of $100 or more*

*Recertify for Life will require your 15 units of continuing education and the submission of the renewal application every two years.
RFL members must call in to take advantage of these perks.



If you are submitting for renewal after your certificate expiration date, a $50 late fee will be applied to your renewal fees. For more information, please call an AFAA Program Advisor today at 800-446-2322, option 1.

Continue your fitness journey with confidence.

Earn at least 15 approved hours of continuing education during each

of your two-year certification renewal cycles.

At least 2 of these CEUs must be from AFAA courses. CEUs may be completed with AFAA-approved providers. You may complete a petition application for CEU review and approval of any non-preapproved coursework. Download the petition application here or click here to download the petition application in Spanish.

Keep your CPR/AED status current and skills up-to-date



AFAA recognizes that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there is very limited availability of hands on skills assessments for CPR/AED certifications. AFAA will be temporarily waiving the hands on skills assessment requirement and accepting online only CPR/AED courses. This waiver applies to exam candidates and professionals recertifying their credentials.

This waiver will be in effect until the CDC and government recommendations for social distancing have been lifted in the United States. Once the social distancing orders have been lifted, there will be a 60 day window before the hands on requirement will be reinstated.

AFAA recommends that anyone who certified or recertified during the Waiver Period obtain the hands-on skills assessment once available to avoid any insurance or liability issues which could arise due to the lack of such training.

Please note: The online course must still include Adult CPR and AED


Learn more about our Recertification Guidelines

STEP 1: Complete the applicable AFAA Renewal Application

STEP 2: Make your payment by phone at 800-446-2322, Option 2

You can also make your payment online for the following:

STEP 3: Submit your documentation by mail or email:

  1. The AFAA Renewal Application (with proof of a name change if applicable.)
  2. A copy of the documents that validate your earned CEUs.
  3. A copy of the FRONT and BACK of your hands-on CPR/AED certificate.


AFAA Recertification

355 E Germann Rd., Suite 201

Gilbert, AZ 85297


[email protected]

*Please submit all documentation in ONE PDF.

Payments and applications are processed separately. Payments are processed

immediately upon receipt. Please allow 30 days for processing.


AFAA offers a 180 day grace period, beyond your Certificate expiration date, to earn CEUs. If CEUs have been completed within your 180 day grace period, you have one-year to submit your paperwork for recertification. Failure to complete the required CEUs within the grace period will require re-examination.

*A late fee is required (per certification) for applications submitted 1-180 days after the certificate expiration date.

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  • History
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